Sunnyside Gardens is one of the most charming
neighborhoods in NY. Especially now
that the leaves are turning!
I took a few shots on my way to work, the first two
are of my favorite trees. They are female
Gingko trees, which turn a brilliant yellow
each fall. And they also stink. I wondered why-
so I took this off of Wikipedia so that we could all be
"Two ovules are formed at the end of a stalk, and after pollination,
one or both develop into seeds. The seed is 1.5-2 cm long.
Its fleshy outer layer (the sarcotesta) is light yellow-brown,
soft, and fruit-like. It is attractive in appearance,
but contains butanoic acid (also known as butyric acid)
and smells like rancid butter (which contains the same chemical)
or feces when fallen"
This is a house that is across from ours
that has a lovely ivy rainbow that I could
not resist photographing.
This cat always sunbathes in the same yard,
amid the same pile of leaves/twigs etc.